BENKYODO: THE LAST MANJU SHOP IN J-TOWNDirected by Akira Boch, Tadashi Nakamura
Cast: Bob Okamura, Rick Okamura
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BENKYODO: THE LAST MANJU SHOP IN J-TOWN
Friday, May 12, 2023 @ 5PM – 9PM
Let’s gather for the world premiere of BENKYODO: THE LAST MANJU SHOP IN J-TOWN, a short documentary by Tadashi Nakamura, capturing the last 6 months of San Francisco Japantown’s first and last traditional Japanese American confectionery. Join us in celebrating the 115-year legacy of the beloved Benkyodo with the community in the heart of Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)! Enjoy beautiful bites, beverages, and beats by JTown’s very own, alongside local artists and vendors.
5:00 PM Doors Open (food and drinks available for purchase)
6:00 PM Program Begins
6:30 PM Conversation with Cecilia Lei of The Chronicle & Fifth and Mission podcast
Closing Reception, Beats and Bites
Featuring inspired provisions and bevvies by
Brian Ishii, Yuji Ishikata, Ox & Tiger, Chato Tea, Alkali Rye
Art & Goodies:
Seesha Takagishi (Family Style), Jess Tse (Open Daily), Diana Tsuchida (Tessaku Project), Eleana Hsu & Kevin Gondo (Shared Cultures), Andrew Kodama (Nosei), Kenny Okagaki (Chameleon Vintage), Janet Nagamine (Hikari Farms)